Actor and director with a solid career on stage and on TV, Mamberti was an eclectic performer, linked to the promotion of theatrical activities since the late 1960s
Actor Sergio Mamberti, 82 years old, died this Friday (3) in São Paulo. He had been intubated since the 28th of August in a hospital belonging to the Prevent Senior network, in the city of São Paulo, due to an infection in the lungs. The information was confirmed by the actor’s son, Carlos Mamberti.
This had been Mamberti’s third hospitalization in 2021. Previously, the actor was hospitalized for kidney dysfunction and later for pneumonia. Sergio Mamberti died at 1:30 am.
Mamberti was born in Santos (SP), on April 22, 1939. Actor and director with a solid career on stage and on TV, he was an eclectic performer, linked to the promotion of theatrical activities since the late 1960s.
He played prominent roles, such as the butler Eugênio, in the soap opera “Vale Tudo”, and Doutor Vitor, in the “Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum”.
Autobiography and Bisexuality
In April, he released his autobiography “Sergio Mamberti: Senhor do Meu Tempo” in which he was revealed to be bisexual. In the work, Mamberti said that he had two loves in his life: a woman and a man.
With Vivian Mehr, who died in 1980, aged 37, he had three children: Duda (1966), Carlos (1967), and Fabrício (1969). With Ednaldo Torquato, his partner for 37 years until he died in 2019, at the age of 62, he adopted a daughter, Daniela.
“I know I will never recover from these two losses, but life requires courage and hope to move forward,” he told Folha de S.Paulo newspaper to F5 in July.
He said his relationship with Torquato was never a secret, but he wanted to be free to choose the best time to talk about it.
“It’s no use hiding it because at any time it can come out. Maybe we had, at times, to face certain problems, but much smaller than if I had tried to hide it”, he added.
Long career in dramaturgy
After completing, in 1961, the Escola de Arte Dramática – EAD, he made his professional debut in “Antígone América” in 1962. In theater, in a 35-year career, he performed in more than 70 plays and directed almost a dozen plays.
He also had a successful career in cinema, such as in “O Bandido da Luz Vermelha” (1968), “Toda Nudez Será Castigada” (1973), “O Homem do Pau Brasil” (1980), “A Hora da Estrela” (1985), e “A Dama do Cine Shangai” (1987).
On television, he participated in many soap operas and mini-series, such as “As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor” (1970), “Brilhante” (1981), “Vale Tudo” (1988), “Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum” (1994), e “Anjo Mau” (1998).